What I do

Since 1995 I have proudly provided original custom character design and Illustration services for a diverse range of needs, for an equally diverse range of industries and businesses, including marketing/ advertising, children's publishing, 2D design for animation and game development. 
 
My current services include Visual development & Character design.
 
I listen carefully and work hard to meet your specific needs in an innovative way that is bold, unique and attention grabbing!
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WHAT I DON'T DO.
- Any kind of work on spec basis. This is what I do for a living.
- I will design for animation but do not offer animation as a service.  
- I don't do porn. Not a prude. Just not my jam - Please don't ask.
 
Below I have included a few samples of some commercial work. Due to NDAs in effect, most of the work I do cannot be posted here.
 
Mural for BACARDI - just a few characters in this one! 
The mural space.

CHR design for the CFL - Fantasy Freaks (CFL Fantasy Football)

"Not only have I had the pleasure to know Jim for over 20 years but we have collaborated on numerous projects in our professional lives. Jim brings enthusiasm, insight and passion to his projects and larger than life ideas to the ideation process. An asset to any creative team. Simply one of the best in the industry - he wows my clients - he gels with my agency teams and is a riot to work with!"
 
Brent Wees
Strategist / Keynote Speaker / Coach at idea.meet.plan
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SOME HAPPY CLIENTS
  • Joe Boxer Apparel - Underwear/ PJ design
  • Bacardi Canada - mural design
  • Unilever Canada - character design/ print campaign
  • The CFL - character design/ Interactive characters for promo
  • Hot Wheels Canada - character designs for interactive game
  • Abbot labs - character design / print campaign
  • Air Transat - character designs/ training campaign
  • Rubicon publishing - character design/ kids illustration/graphic novel(s)
  • SC Johnson - character design/ interactive campaign
  • Scholastic Kids - character design/ kids illustration/book
  • Bayard Press (owl, chirp, chickadee kids magazines)
  • Puma Canada - character designs for clothing launch
  • General Mills - interactive game character/environment design 
... As well as extensive contract work with advertising/ marketing agencies and animation studios over the last 26+ years.
 
Glade, Moody Girls for SC Johnson

Apparel designs for JOE BOXER  
 
So, whether you're a writer with great a story that needs pictures, or a studio that requires visual development and design work for a cartoon or game... Maybe you're a children's publisher in need of dynamic illustrations for a magazine or kids book. 
 
I look forward to the opportunity of working with you too! 

Have questions... lets talk.
 

Thanks! 


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